Is “Anguish of Soul” the Key to Revival?

Thursday is for Prayer

Update: 10-22-15 Still waiting on the Lord for true revival. How bad will it need to get in our country, in our churches, in our families, around the world, before Christians here become truly passionate for God? For God, not his gifts, not some emotional experience, not their comfort or security, not “happiness” but for God Himself.

Many who read here know that earlier this year (2011) David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge and a mighty servant of God for over half a century, was killed in a car accident in Texas. Rev. David Wilkerson, was also the founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City and author of the well-known book The Cross and the Switchblade.  He was 79.

Many who have heard me preach over the years have heard me say, “Before I die, I would love to be a part of a genuine revival. Something that is only explainable by the presence of God among his people.”

Yesterday, I saw this video of David Wilkerson. It points a path to revival. I’m not asking you to embrace all of Dr. Wilkerson’s theology, but these excerpts from his sermon on “Anguish” are worth giving real thought and prayer to. Please, take a few minutes and listen to these excerpts. Don’t multi-task. Give yourself to this. Give it your full attention. If you are at work and can’t take the time, bookmark the post in some way so that when your time is your own you can take the time to listen. May God use this mighty man’s words to draw out of your heart whatever He, the mighty King desires for His glory and your joy.

Update: 10-6-12 I think I need to hear this message again and again and again. Find a quiet place to close your eyes and listen to it today. Tomorrow find a quiet place to listen and watch it. The next day find a quiet place to listen again. Maybe God will drive us to anguish of soul and maybe, before we die and see Him face to face, He will allow us to see a genuine revival.

Update: 10-30-18 Just came from a prayer time with some of the warriors praying for a national revival in our nation starting with the churches of Rock Hill and was reminded of this post. May God continue to draw our hearts to our neighbors, to prayer, and to Himself.

One thought on “Is “Anguish of Soul” the Key to Revival?

  1. Wow. This is one of those things that will never leave my thinking. I have been filled with concern and very little anguish. Father please forgive me and give me a heart of flesh.

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